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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 18 May 2018|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||32|
|Garden view room available|
|Premium Room Charges||No|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 21 Feb 2020|
|"Mum is very happy here at Eastcare. I'm glad that she is given plenty of freedom and suitable care and supervision".
"I am very pleased with the improvements to the gardens, meals, activities and care giving activities".
"How nice and colourful the place is. My mother is happy being taken for walks. Thankyou! When Mum is happy it makes me feel at ease".
"The positive atmosphere created by all staff is much appreciated by our families. Thankyou".
"My husband and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your care of our sister and the attention you give her. We particularly appreciate the way we are kept informed of any problems and needs she may have and the manner in which they are handled".
"We find the staff cheerful positive and caring and we want you to know that we are grateful for this care".
"Thankyou for nice clean clothes for my husband and for your care of him".
|Updated: 1 May 2015|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||96||Yes||Carolyn Bull our Facility Manager is on site Monday to Friday and Julia Corby is also our Registered Nurse on site Monday - Friday and some weekends.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Our team of caregivers are trained with the Careerforce training programme gaining qualifications on caring for people with Dementia. Many staff have completed Dementia Champs training.|
|Physiotherapist||No||Eastcare is able to assist any resident who requires physio input when the family is not able to.|
|Occupational Therapist||No||Eastcare works closely with the MHSOP to ensure that residents remain as independent as possible. Residents can be referred as and when needed.|
|Social Worker (on site)||No||Eastcare is able to contact the social worker that has been appointed to residents. We are also able to refer residents to the social work team.|
|Diversional Therapist||No||We have an Activities Coordinator, Rachael Singh, who works with our rest home residents Monday to Friday.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||We have an Activities Coordinator, Rachael Singh, who works with our rest home residents Monday to Friday. Rachael Singh is training to be a Diversional Therapist. There are regular events and outings within the local community including shopping, walking, swimming, picnics, care and craft and drives.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Emy Hall, a local hairdresser, is in every 2nd Monday in our on-site salon.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Don from Waikato Podiatry, Our Regular Podiatrist visits every 6 - 8 weeks|
|Dietitian||No||Our healthy meals are prepared on site by our qualified kitchen staff. Jomon, our kitchen manager is very experienced in working within aged care. All have completed a food safety course.|
|Kaumatua||Negotiable||Can be arranged as required.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Each week Sister Colleen the Catholic Minister comes on Thursday Afternoon to conduct a Sacrament Service|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Close relationships with Mental Health Services for Older People, Older Person Rehabilitation Services and Hospice. .|
|Updated: 3 Sep 2019|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||As required.|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||We have close relationships with the Palliative Care team and Hospice.|
|Wound Care||Yes||As required. Our registered nurse team have knowledge and experience in wound care.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Nursing staff are up to date with diabetic care and we can utilise Specialist Nurses from the WDHB as necessary.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||Our health care assistants have attended Continence Care seminars and keep updated with best practice.|
|Stomal Therapy||Yes||As required.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||As required.|
|Infection Control||Yes||All staff keep up to date with current Infection Control practices.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required.|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||We work closely with Community Mental Health and Older persons Rehabilitation Service at Waikato District Health Board.|
|Updated: 3 Sep 2019|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We provide respite care for families/whanau and caregivers and work closely together.|
|Carer Support||Yes||We provide carer support, short stay, day care and meals on wheels.|
|Subsidised||Yes||Residents need to be assessed by Disability Support Link (DSL) to ascertain their level of care required. Residential Care Subsidies are available through Work and Income Te Hirangi Tangata.|
|Private Paying||Yes||Private paying residents are welcome at Eastcare. Fees can be quoted on enquiry.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||Advance bookings can be taken on availability of beds.|
|Updated: 5 Jun 2015|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Residents and families are welcome to bring their own furniture and other items to personalise their room to create a familiar and comfortable environment.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All rooms are single with handbasins, heating and a call bell in each room. Rooms are well furbished and regularly maintained.|
|Alcohol Permitted||No||Alcohol is not encouraged as it may conflict with medications.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||We have a black cat named Rascal, a baraband parrot named Riki and another Parrot Fred and some goldfish which the residents care for. Families/whanau and friends are welcome to bring their dogs and other pets to visit.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||This is considered on an individual basis|
|Phone Access In Own Room||No||Residents can have these installed.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||Heatpumps are operational in all communal lounges and each room has a wall heater for personal choice.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||Eastcare has an agreement with the District Health Board to care for people aged under 65 years with unique needs, including physical and intellectual disabilities.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||Eastcare has a lounge in each dementia unit as well as seating in the outside garden areas.|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||We have close relationships with the Palliative Care team and Hospice and work closely with family/whanau and medical staff.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||Day care residents are welcome and included in any activity they may wish to participate in.|
|Outings||Yes||0utings are scheduled by the activity team with families Welcome to accompany residents. Recent outings have included Morning Tea at the Movies. Classic Car Museum and Balloons over Waikato.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Residents are encouraged to contribute to monthly meetings to share experiences, discuss routines, activities and events and make suggestions for future outings and special occasions.|
|Newsletter||Yes||Newsletters are written and distributed to families four times a year.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||This is an area we specialise in. We have a non-confrontational approach and look outside the square. We minimise the use of medication. All care staff are trained to manage challenging behaviours.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Our staff are trained to manage any confused behaviour that may occur.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Residents are permitted to smoke in a designated smoking area only. Visitors and staff are not allowed to smoke on site.|
|Semi-Secure||Yes||Fully fenced gardens. Key coded front door.|
|Updated: 18 May 2018|
|Eastcare Residential Home provides a homely environment set back from the road in a quiet residential area in Hamilton East. We are proud to have received a 4 year accreditation with one continuous improvement this year. Our staff are trained to understand and manage the differing dementia behaviours and all expected to keep up to date with current trends and practices.
|Updated: 4 Jul 2015|
Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, , Stroke Group, Swimming, Theatre, Travel, Videos.
Also Tai Chi, cricket, gym, darts, memoirs, Its in the Bag, skittles, quoits, balloon volleyball, soft ball tennis, walking, bar and band work, sewing, knitting, woodwork.
|Updated: 4 Jul 2015|
|Details about Meals||Our healthy meals (6 week menu) are prepared on site by our qualified kitchen staff. Bronwyn, our kitchen manager is very experienced in working within aged care. All have completed a food safety course.|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Private and part/fully subsidised residents are catered for. Please contact the Manager for further details.|
|Updated: 14 Mar 2018|
|Interpreter||Yes||We can access interpretation services if required.|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Sign Language||Yes||We can access an interpreter if required.|
|Updated: 4 Jul 2015|
|Anglican||Yes||On a Thursday Afternoon, the Cathedral Church of St Peter give communion, in a group setting, to residents.|
|Jehovah Witness||Yes||Visits individual residents as requested.|
|Roman Catholic||Yes||On a Thursday Afternoon, The Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral give communion, in a group setting, to residents.|
|(Other comments)||Yes||Residents attend church with their families or friends as arranged.|
|Updated: 13 Mar 2018|
|Public Transport||0.40 km||Two bus routes are within walking distance|
|Shops||0.20 km||Dairy and petrol station within walking distance. Other amenities are within a 5km range.|
|Mall||7.00 km||Accessable via bus routes and van trips.|
|Parks||0.80 km||Steele Park, Galloway Park, Memorial Park and Parana Park are within walking distance. We take van trips to Hamilton Gardens, Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton Lake, and Waikato River walks.|
|Library||3.00 km||Hillcrest library is situated a short drive away. The bus stops in Masters Avenue outside the front door of the library. We have an in-house library with large print books.|
|Updated: 4 Jul 2015|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010)||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes||Bi-monthly meetings. Access to updated information weekly. Newsletters available.|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes||Summary report available on MOH website|
|Updated: 19 Jun 2015|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.